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Houston-Area U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Republican congressman and former Fort Bend County sheriff, who is fully vaccinated, announced Saturday he’d tested positive for COVID-19.

Former Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, now a congressman, tested positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday afternoon, Nehls informed his Facebook followers he and his wife received the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment at St. Michael’s Elite Hospital in Sugar Land.

“All Americans are free to make their own health decisions, but I strongly encourage getting vaccinated. It is scientifically proven to drastically reduce the risk of severe illness & death from COVID,” the congressman wrote Saturday. “You may still get ill, but you're much less likely to be severely ill or hospitalized if vaccinated.”

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